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rhahl
Sep 21, 2016 - 12:49pm

Methane Hydrates - Extended Interview Extracts With Natalia Shakhova


Seismic activity could release hundreds of gigatonnes of methane from the arctic once the ice is thin enough. "The worst thing could happen." Having foreseen the end of the world she looks depressed. Women are so emotional.


 
 
Proclivities  (Paris of the Piedmont)
Sep 14, 2016 - 10:10am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote: 
Hmm:

"It’s not entirely clear where and when tl;dr first began, but the oldest Oxford English Dictionary entry was submitted on June 15th, 1884:
“Too long; didn’t read.”

“OMG LOOK AT ME I AM THE MASTAR OF TEH INTARNET!!! ONE TIME I WAS AT THIS PLACE ON THIS WEBSITE AND IT WAS PORNOS WITH GIRLS NAKED1!1! SO IN CONCLUSION I RULE!”

“TLDR.”


 
Red_Dragon
Sep 14, 2016 - 10:09am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote: 
derp
 
ScottFromWyoming  (Powell)
Sep 14, 2016 - 10:05am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

{#Think}

 
Know your meme
 
miamizsun  ((3261.3 Miles SE of RP))
Sep 14, 2016 - 9:20am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Their logic would be flawless, of course.

 


"SS;CR"


 
miamizsun  ((3261.3 Miles SE of RP))
Sep 14, 2016 - 9:09am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

seems legit

 
sfw flogged me a few times over the years for "WP;LP"

war & peace length posts


 
Red_Dragon
Sep 14, 2016 - 9:06am

 miamizsun wrote:

probably short for "too long didn't read"

 
seems legit
 
miamizsun  ((3261.3 Miles SE of RP))
Sep 14, 2016 - 9:04am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

{#Think}

 
probably short for "too long didn't read"
 
Red_Dragon
Sep 14, 2016 - 8:13am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
"TL;DR"
   —America 

 
{#Think}
 
ScottFromWyoming  (Powell)
Sep 14, 2016 - 7:24am

"TL;DR"
   —America 
 
Prodigal_SOB  (Back Home Again in Indiana)
Sep 14, 2016 - 7:12am





 
 
R_P
Jun 8, 2016 - 3:43pm

Climate Change Is Making Calendars Run Amok

In the Pamir Mountains of Central Asia, time has stopped working.

Communities in the region traditionally kept time by pegging it to environmental markers, such as melting snow or the first appearance of a migratory bird. But these “ecological calendars” have ceased to function properly due to the effects of climate change.

An array of environmental shifts in the region, such as unusual weather events, untimely glacial melts, lake bursts, and changes in animal and bird migration patterns, have thrown the calendars so far off kilter that most villagers no longer use them, and they struggle to reliably predict cues for planning agricultural and cultural activities. (...)

 
R_P
Jun 8, 2016 - 1:12pm

Stephen Moore: Climate Change 'One Of the Greatest Propaganda Campaigns In World History'

Stephen Moore, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation who was formerly the conservative organization’s chief economist, told radio host Janet Mefferd last week that the “dingbat” idea of climate change is “one of the greatest propaganda campaigns in world history.”

He told Mefferd:

… I have to tip my hat to the left, this has been one of the greatest propaganda campaigns in world history that the left has pulled off. I mean, they’ve taken this dingbat idea of global climate change and they’ve put it in the schools, they’ve put it in the movies, they’ve put it in the media and the churches — you know, I’m Catholic, even the pope talks about climate change. So it’s very alarming how this propaganda campaign, that they made this stuff out of, almost completely out of thin air and they’ve convinced millions and millions of thought leaders that this stuff is real.

Moore added that the idea of climate change is “very Stalinistic” and is “a religion,” adding, “They’d put me in jail if they could.”

Moore, unsurprisingly, is advising Donald Trump, who thinks climate change is a hoax “created by and for the Chinese,” on economic policy.


 
miamizsun  ((3261.3 Miles SE of RP))
Jun 2, 2016 - 6:39am

 miamizsun wrote:


this is a short 20 minute video that was made about a year ago

it touches on several key issues

enjoy and comments are welcome

regards



 

ok here's fairly recent ted presentation by him


 
R_P
May 29, 2016 - 6:14pm

Group of House Republicans Assail Climate Fraud Investigations
Led by Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, group says probes into companies such as Exxon infringe on the companies' First Amendment rights.
 
R_P
May 28, 2016 - 1:21pm

Meteorologists are seeing global warming's effect on the weather
Weather is becoming more extreme, and meteorologists are taking notice

Whatever happened to normal weather? Earth has always experienced epic storms, debilitating drought, and biblical floods. But lately it seems the treadmill of disruptive weather has been set to fast-forward. God’s grandiose Symphony of the Seasons, the natural ebb and flow of the atmosphere, is playing out of tune, sounding more like a talent-free second grade orchestra, with shrill horns, violins screeching off-key, cymbal crashes coming in at the wrong time. Something has changed.

My company, AerisWeather, tracks global weather for Fortune 500 companies trying to optimize supply chains, increase profitability, secure facilities, and ensure the safety of their employees and customers. It’s my 4th weather-technology company. Our team is constantly analyzing patterns, providing as much lead-time of impending weather extremes as possible. As a serial entrepreneur I respond to data, facts and evidence. If I spin the data and only see what I want to see, I go out of business. I lay off good people. I can’t afford to look away when data makes me uncomfortable.

I was initially skeptical of man-made climate change, but by the late 1990s I was witnessing the apparent symptoms of a warming climate. They were showing up on my weather map with greater frequency and ferocity. I didn’t set out to talk about climate volatility and weather disruption, but by the turn of the 21st century this warming seemed to be flavoring much of the weather I was tracking, turning up the volume of extremes, loading the dice for weather weirding. Multiple strands of data confirm Earth has a low-grade fever, a warming trend that transcends periodic heat released from El Niño.

People ask “What’s a couple of degrees, Paul?” Well, when was the last time you were a couple of degrees warmer? Chances are you felt miserable. And there were visible, tangible symptoms: sweating, chills, headaches, nausea. Your physician popped a thermometer in your mouth and confirmed you had a fever. Chances are you didn’t make a fuss, argue with the doctor, or deny the diagnosis. (...)

 
miamizsun  ((3261.3 Miles SE of RP))
May 28, 2016 - 7:27am

 miamizsun wrote:


 

this is a short 20 minute video that was made about a year ago

it touches on several key issues

enjoy and comments are welcome

regards


 
miamizsun  ((3261.3 Miles SE of RP))
May 27, 2016 - 12:56pm

 R_P wrote:
And it's not the only type of funding: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Cost $5 Trillion Annually and Worsen Pollution

The war business is pretty polluting as well aside from being destructive.

It would be useful if some of the funding (i.e. tax money) in both areas could be redirected towards solutions. However that requires political will.

this is the direction i'm thinking about

especially if the situation is really as dire as they say

i mean we are talking about saving the planet right?

currently we need the energy from fossil fuels (and really a lot more)

solar and other ancillary forms have some potential, but they have obvious challenges too (scale, storage, density, etc.)

political leadership would need to do two things:

a) provide incentive, offer a subsidy/prize (say a trillion dollars tax free) and have worldwide competition to design and build small modular reactors that would fit on the back of a truck
   
the competition could be structured many different ways, maybe have the top five or ten places/teams rewarded financially (but the results/design would be open source)

get people involved that know what they're doing and that can produce a solution

b) get out of the way and let the program work

once we get a decent design, put the info out on the web (as in free) and start mass production and keep improving

it's irritating to see people wetting their pants and hyperventilating about this issue and not doing anything

regards


 


 
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